What Dreams May Come
I just saw the movie “What dreams may come” directed by Kiwi Vincent Ward. Must say that its visually stunning movie. Quite thought provoking, as it deals with a non judeo christian look at life after death – with strong theme of reincarnation. It also provides a glimpse into hell that very visceral – not one where God condemns you but where you essential condemn yourself.I am interested in reading the original book.
It reminds in bits about the Bardo Thodol, or the Tibetan book of the dead – A guide for the dying of how to approach your death. See: Tibetan Book of the Dead
It does have the “happy hollywood” ending – but its not so bad, as it shows life going on in cycles. Its sweet but not saccharine. Its labeled as a romance, but there a much more esoteric sentiment to the movie.